50 germ-ridden surfaces to be conscious of

Hand washing and hand sanitisers are very effective in fighting germs, but you should also be conscious of germ-ridden places that are frequently touched and not always disinfected regularly. Here are 50 germ-ridden places you come across when outside the home:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

  

 

Shopping Centres
  • Trolley handles
  • Trolley seats
  • Shopping bags

Work Office

  • Drawer handles
  • Phones
  • Desks
  • Keyboards
  • Screens
  • Coffee machine buttons
  • Fridge door handle
  • Work clothes / uniforms
  • Dishtowels
  • Elevator buttons
Personal 
  • Purses and wallets
  • Handbags
  • Money (notes)
  • Mobile phone
  • Ipad
  • Laptop
  • Car keys

Daycare / School

  • Toys
  • Sport equipment
  • Water fountains
  • Desks
  • Keyboards
  • Uniforms

Playgrounds

  • Play equipment
  • Swings
  • Sandpits 
Public Bathroom
  • Taps/faucets 
  • Door handles

Medical Centre

  • Waiting room chairs
  • Doorknobs
  • Toys

Car

  • Steering wheel
  • Gearshift
  • Children's car seats
  • Dashboard
  • Door handles
  • Carpet in boot

Public transport

  • Poles
  • Handrails
  • Buttons
  • Seats

Other

  • Gas pumps
  • Eftpos buttons
  • ATM buttons or screens 

Gym

  • Hand weights
  • Exercise balls
  • Exercise mats

 

 

 

 

To help protect your from germs when outside the home, try Happy Bee’s Botanical Sanitiser Bundle that includes a travel-friendly hand, surface and linen spray. It also comes with a cotton drawstring bag and a washable bamboo wipe. 

Resources

WebMD
Prevention.com
Washington Post
ABC News